Showing posts with label Law Breaker. Show all posts
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November 17, 2016

Nepotism Laws Did Not Barred Trump to Ask Security Clearance for Son in Law

In answer to a request to have Trump’s son in law be given security clearance in-spite nepotism laws 
Rep. Elijah Cummings a Senior House Democrat demanded Donald Trump’s transition team explain what role Jared Kushner — the president-elect’s son-in-law — has been playing in their effort, including whether a request had been made for him join top secret classified briefings.

In a letter to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) specifically questioned whether Kushner will be participating in the daily defense, intelligence and national security updates. Cummings also noted that Trump’s son-in-law is legally barred from joining the new administration in an official capacity because of anti-nepotism laws.

Kushner wasn’t with Trump in his first national security briefing on Tuesday, but the Maryland Democrat insisted that the president-elect’s reported interests in such a move “demonstrate a breathtaking lapse in judgment and astonishingly cavalier attitude towards our nation’s most sensitive secrets.”

Trump on Wednesday morning took to Twitter to dispute news accounts from CBS News and others that he has been requesting security clearances “for my children,” calling it a “typically false news story.”

But the president-elect’s post didn’t address the role of Kushner, a real estate investor and close adviser to Trump who is believed to be in the running for a White House job or informal outside role.

Cummings, the ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has already taken issue with Trump’s ethics once before. On Monday, he wrote to the Republican chair of the House panel urging an investigation into the president-elect’s private financial arrangements.

With his latest missive, Cummings isn’t waiting for Trump to publicly ask for Kushner to get clearance. But he did urge Pence to explain exactly what role Kushner will play in the administration while noting Trump “is specifically prohibited from employing or appointing” Kushner to any federal positions under anti-nepotism laws.

Cummings also asked who Trump and his transition team have requested for security clearances, as well as who on the transition team doesn’t have such approval but who is under consideration for the briefings.

October 3, 2016

Follow The Money? Ye$, NYAG Orders Trump Foundation to Stop Fundraising$

 Paying taxes Will go further to help more than an empty hug

The New York attorney general has notified Donald Trump that his charitable foundation is violating state law — by soliciting donations without proper certification — and ordered Trump’s charity to stop its fundraising immediately, the attorney general’s office said Monday.

James Sheehan, head of the attorney general’s charities bureau, sent the “notice of violation” to the Donald J. Trump Foundation on Friday, according to a copy of the notice provided by the press office of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D).

The night before that, The Washington Post reported that Trump’s charity had been soliciting donations from other people without being properly registered in New York state.

According to tax records, Trump’s foundation has subsisted entirely on donations from others since 2008, when Trump gave his last personal donation. This year, the Trump Foundation made its most wide-ranging request for donations yet: It set up a public website,, to gather donations that Trump said would be passed on to veterans’ groups.

But the Trump Foundation never registered under article 7A of New York’s Executive Law, as is required for any charity soliciting more than $25,000 a year from the public. One important consequence: Trump’s foundation avoided rigorous outside audits, which New York law requires of larger charities that ask the public for money.
The Washington Post's David A. Fahrenthold explains how Donald Trump directed people who owed him money to make their payments to the tax-exempt Donald J. Trump Foundation instead. 
“The Trump Foundation must immediately cease soliciting contributions or engaging in any other fundraising activities in New York,” Sheehan wrote to the foundation, of which Trump himself is still president. The Trump Foundation has no paid employees, and its board consists of Trump, three of his children and one Trump Organization employee. They all work one half-hour per week, according to the charity’s most recent IRS filings.

Schneiderman ordered the Trump Foundation to supply the state, within 15 days, with all the legal paperwork required of charities that solicit money from the public.

In addition, Sheehan ordered that Trump’s foundation provide all the financial audit reports it should have provided in prior years, when it raised money without legal permission. He said that if Trump’s foundation did not stop its fundraising and file the proper paperwork, that would be considered “a continuing fraud upon the people of New York.”

Trump’s campaign has not responded to The Post’s questions about the Trump Foundation’s registration in New York state. The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment about Schneiderman’s order, sent early Monday afternoon.

April 22, 2013

Reese Witherspoon Gets Busted With Her Husband Jim Toth

Hmm...looks like Reese Witherspoon is pioneering a new movement to prove that a couple who gets arrested together, stays together.

The 37-year-old Legally Blonde actress found herself on the wrong side of the law early Friday morning while her husband, Jim Toth, was being arrested for a DUI.

Cops said they pulled Jim's car over after he was seen weaving in and out of lanes.

Reese's hubby told cops he had only had one drink, but it must have been pretty strong, because he blew a .139 on a breathalyzer test.

While Jim was being arrested, the Oscar-winning actress apparently decided to play the celebrity card.

She first asked the officer if he knew who she was and he basically told her he didn't care.

Well, that didn't sit well with the already agitated actress, who responded with, "You're about to find out who I am ... You are going to be on national news."

Turns out, Reese was the one who ended up on national news because her behavior got so out of hand that the officers decided to arrest her, too, and she was charged with "disorderly conduct".

The two were taken to jail, booked and released around 3:30 a.m.

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